Many users of HailStrike are aiming to answer this question. To answer this, one can use the HailStrike app to view the hail size, hail paths, population in an area, housing units in an area, and spotter reports. Our premium AniSwath hail map can also be viewed which will show you the probability of hail and duration. However, it often takes a lot of time and training before you may be able to expertly leverage all 8 pieces of information to find the best areas to work. What if we had something to take all this data in some sort of storm scale that clearly indicated the likelihood that damaging hail fell in areas with things to be damaged?
The scale extends from 0 to 5 with damage potential related to:
|1||Potentially Damaging||Potential damage to fruit, crops, vegetation.|
|2||Isolated Minor Damage||Minor damage to vehicle bodywork and tiled roofs in an isolated area.|
|3||Isolated Damage||Damage to tiled roofs in populated areas.|
|4||Widespread Damage||Damage to tiled roofs and glass in several populated areas.|
|5||Widespread Destruction||Severe damage to tiled roofs, grounded aircraft, and a risk of injury in several heavily populated areas.|